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Outerra A planet size gameworld

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posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 06:43 AM
I'm not a big gamer, but i do like a good open world game which let me explore and play around with the game engine.

Some games did a good job of creating some massive worlds.

Just Cause 2 had a massive map and the world was semi realistic in scope and height.
GTAIV Had the city world, which was pretty good.
Skyrim is also a good exsample of a huge world, with good exploration posibility.

But they are not limitless, and allways end with some kind of border that won't alow you to go any further.

But that might change in the future.

Say hello to Outerra.

Sure, we all like our open-world games big, but how you'd like to explore a map that's a big bigger than what you're used to. How about a game world that's... oh, I don't know... the entire Earth? That might sound a bit crazy, but thanks to the new Outerra engine, it might be happening sooner than you think.

Now this i like

A game world the size of a planet.
This game is in it's very early alpha stage, as you can see in the article, but the future sounds very promising.

A tech demo is ready to download at this moment.

If you'd like to experience Outerra firsthand, you can download the newly released tech demo from the official website. You can putz around with the basics for free by clicking the small "Demo Mode" link in the lower righthand corner, but if you want to try out some of Anteworld's gameier features, you'll need to put up $15 for a pre-order. It's a bit pricey for what you get right now, but future updates should make it worthwhile, and it's always nice to support a talented dev team.

Some youtubes.

What do you think, awesome or boring?

posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 06:49 AM
reply to post by Mianeye

The thing is that this type of game world will be more suited to flight games because close up the textures wont be very detailed, and there wont be many, if any, buildings or other enclosed areas that you can go inside of.

posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 07:04 AM
reply to post by ChaoticOrder

You totally missed the point.
Did you read the article or look at their homepage.

They are not aiming at at a flight sim.
Obviusly it wont look like Crysis, but still their goal is pretty cool.

Our idea is to make a kind of earth re-colonization game, where players start to build on our home planet again, after being forced to withdraw from it a long time ago (for whatever reason) to space or underground, taking documentation and conserving some existing machines & vehicles so that they can kick-start the civilization again when it will be possible. Upon reentry the effects of previous human civilization will be long since eradicated, with nature reclaiming the cities and almost everything else man created, but players will start with modern tools and vehicles preserved from our contemporary or a slightly more advanced age.

edit on 8-3-2012 by Mianeye because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 07:19 AM
WOW! i love sandbox games. Just Cause 2 being one of my favorites

really cool !
im looking forward to seeing what games come out of this new engine

a earth sim game on that scale would be epic

thanks for posting

posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 12:03 PM
This looks really awesome, thanks for posting.
My craptop cant handle it, but maybe some rig in the future.

posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 12:29 PM
a step forward

posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 09:03 PM
The world is boring, that's why I play video games.

I already get mad having to walk around
long maps.

So as long as the games developed are a new take on the world, and have some fast travel...

But stay away sim games, the more real they are, the more boring they are.

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